Bozeman Tritons Triathlon

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
During Fun-filled Weekend of July 30, 31 at East Gallatin Recreation Area

The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana.

Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these scenic and challenging races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006.

Participants may race in the junior, sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30-31, 2011.

Registration for the youth races, ages 6-15, is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman. Registration, course maps, and additional information for the junior, sprint and long course races are available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON RACES
Youth Race — Ages 6-15. 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Tritons are teaming up with the City of Bozeman Recreation Department for the annual Bozeman classic — the Children’s Triathlon. New for 2011 — the East Gallatin Recreation Area venue, race distance options, and races for ages 6-15, expanding the entry this year to include the 13-15 age group.

Youth can select one of three distance options: (1) Short Course / Red (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 1 kilometer bike, 0.35 kilometer Run; (2) Intermediate Course / Blue (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 2 kilometer bike, 0.70 kilometer run; or (3) Long Course / Gold (ages 13 – 15) 200 meter swim, 8 kilometer bike, 2 kilometer run.

Check-in begins at 8:15 AM, with a 9:00 AM race start. Entry Fees are $12 for city residents; $16 for non-city residents. Registration is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman.

Junior Race — Ages 16-19. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The junior race is for triathletes in the 16-19 age group. These athletes will have a separate wave start, under the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Sprint Race. This sprint distance race includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Sprint Race — Ages 20+. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The Bozeman Tritons sprint distance triathlon is a race for everybody. Whether participants are new to the sport or going for a personal best, the newly designed sprint course will be memorable. The sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series. The sprint distance includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Long Course Race — Ages 20+. 7:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon kicks off with the long course race early on Saturday morning. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the hardiest racer. The long course distance includes a 1500 meter swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events and programs including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. Additional information is available at http://www.bozemantritons.org

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

Other Triton Contact Information:
Website: www.bozemantritons.org
Blog: www.bozemantritons.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BozemanTritons
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

Women Who Tri Kick-Off Event

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES “WOMEN WHO TRI” KICK-OFF EVENT
USA Triathlon Women’s Committee Awards Club Matching Grant for Program

Women Who TRI welcomes potential first-time and beginning female adult triathletes who are interested in training for the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon on July 31, 2011. We strive to educate, encourage, and empower women through our 12-week, coached “Try-a-Tri” group training program developed specifically for our local Bozeman triathlon.

Women Who Tri is hosting a Kick-Off & Sign-Up event for the “Try-a-Tri” program on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm in the Weaver Room at the Emerson Cultural Center. Prospective triathletes are invited to attend the Kick-Off to find out more about the program, meet the coaches, meet other active women, and sign-up for Women Who TRI 2011.

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee awarded the Bozeman Triathlon Club a $1500 matching grant for the program to strengthen women’s participation in the sport of triathlon. With USA Triathlon’s generous support, the Club is able to offer Women Who Tri participants a coached, 12-week-long training package, including a complimentary entry to the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon, other goodies and fun, all for only $50. Participation is limited.

The Bozeman Triton’s Women Who Tri program is sponsored by the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee, Bozeman Triathlon Club, and Mountain Belles. For additional information, please contact Alanna Sherstad, Women Who TRI Organizer & certified USA Triathlon Coach, at WomenWhoTri@gmail.com.

WOMEN WHO TRI
The inaugural Bozeman Triathlon Club Women Who TRI program is geared towards first time and beginner female age group triathletes. All participants receive a 12-week training program and weekly coached workouts and/or clinics to prepare them for the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon on Sunday, July 31st. Clinics include triathlon 101, bike maintenance, open-water swim technique, transitioning, nutrition for endurance sports, and core strengthening as well as coaching in all 3 sports (swimming, cycling, and running.) Participants will benefit from learning, training, and racing together. Find Women Who Tri on Facebook.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. http://www.bozemantritons.org

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
The Bozeman Tritons welcome triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The BTT includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006. Participate in the sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30, 31. For complete information and registration, please visit the race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

MOUNTAIN BELLES
Formerly known as Team WinS – Women in Sports, Mountain Belles is a Bozeman based non-profit organization run by women for women. This recreational women’s group promotes healthy, active and adventurous lifestyles by hosting local clinics, outings and events for a variety of sports and activities including fly fishing, zumba, cross-country skiing, wilderness first aid, rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting, and many others. Members are a supportive and diverse group of women who enjoy and participate in just about everything active. www.mountainbelles.com

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

USA TRIATHLON WOMEN’S COMMITTEE
USAT Women’s Committee is focused on creating a resource for female athletes of all levels and socio-economic backgrounds and mentoring professional growth for women in the sport of triathlon. Having already met its goal of equalizing women-to-men triathlon participation, the Women’s Committee is concentrating on the quality of training and opportunities available for women in positions of authority and decision-making within associations that govern the sport. Additional information is available at http://www.usatriathlon.org

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon — Registration Now Open! Long Course, Sprint, Junior & Youth Races!

 

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
Registration is now open!
Long Course, Sprint, Junior, Youth Races
July 30 & 31, 2011 – East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana

The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes you to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon! We are pleased to announce that starting in 2011, the Club has acquired the rights to both the Treasure State Triathlon, Bozeman’s long-standing Olympic distance race, and the Headwaters Half, Montana’s first and only Long Course Triathlon.

With this change of ownership, the Club plans to deliver racers an exciting and unique race experience, guaranteed to challenge athletes of all abilities, all during two days of scenic racing over the last weekend in July.

The racing kicks off with the Long Course (Half Iron) distance race on Saturday. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the heartiest racer. Race it as an individual or a team! While the Long Course racers are off on the race course, we invite those under 16 to race in the Youth Triathlon. It’s a great way to get the kids interested in the sport!

Sunday’s Sprint Distance Triathlon is a race for everybody, including the Junior racers ages 16 to 19. Whether you are new to the sport or going for a PR, our newly designed Sprint Course will be memorable. The Sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series.

For those of you who are really up for a challenge try doing the Long Course race on Saturday, then see what you have left in the tank for Sunday’s Sprint! Those racers who are doubling up will receive a discount on Sunday’s Sprint race.

So come and join us for a weekend of racing!

Check out www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri/ for complete race details and links to registration on Active.com.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

• Long Course (Half Iron) – 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

• Youth (Under 16) – Course dependent on age and participation

Sunday, July 31, 2011

• Sprint – 750 meter (0.47 mile) swim, 20k (12.4 mile) bike, 5k (3.1 mile) run

• Junior (Ages 16-19) – Race the sprint distance

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